Roll Call: DCCC Uses Gun Violence Sit-In to Promote Party at Convention

During Wednesday’s Democratic National Convention, Congressional Democrats promoted their sit-in that called for gun control measures in the House of Representatives.

A presentation at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday included footage promoting the House Democrats’ sit-in on gun violence.

That drew criticism from Republicans, who said that the protest was simply a political stunt.

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., had specifically called out the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee for fundraising off the sit-in and suggested the take over of the House floor violated decorum rules .
The Democrats’ promotion of the sit-in during the DCCC presentation is likely to fuel Republicans’ beliefs that it was all for political gain. But Democrats asserted that it was evidence of their willingness to fight for action on issues that Americans care about.

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